Our top selling products

Bourette Silk Shade 3 Red
Bourette Silk Shade 3 Red
£6.00
Knitpro Basix Circular Needles 20mm
Knitpro Basix Circular Needles 20mm
£8.00
Space Dyed Russet Brown
Space Dyed Russet Brown
£9.00
Hjertegarn Kunstgarn Pewter 1
Hjertegarn Kunstgarn Pewter 1
£7.50
120 Wool & Silk Yarn Silver Grey
120 Wool & Silk Yarn Silver Grey
£12.00
Brooch Pin Gilt 19mm (pack 10)
Brooch Pin Gilt 19mm (pack 10)
£1.50
Pure Felting Wool Jade Blue 175
Pure Felting Wool Jade Blue 175
£7.00
141 Wool & Silk Yarn Aubergine
141 Wool & Silk Yarn Aubergine
£12.00
Space Dyed Purple Brown
Space Dyed Purple Brown
£9.00
105 Wool & Silk Yarn Corn
105 Wool & Silk Yarn Corn
£12.00
Felting Needle Medium Pack of 3
Felting Needle Medium Pack of  3
£3.50
Pure Felting Wool Black 100
Pure Felting Wool Black 100
£7.00
Bag Handle Purple
Bag Handle Purple
£7.50
Pebble Chenille Needles
Pebble Chenille Needles
£2.00
100% Cotton Yarn Lavender
100% Cotton Yarn Lavender
£6.00
KnitPro Karbonz Fixed Circular Needles 2.75mm
KnitPro Karbonz Fixed Circular Needles 2.75mm
£8.50
100% Sunshine Yellow Cotton Yarn
100% Sunshine Yellow Cotton Yarn
£6.00
Royal Blue Eyelash
Royal Blue Eyelash
£2.50
Pure Felting Wool Buttermilk 111
Pure Felting Wool Buttermilk 111
£7.00
Space Dyed Russet Brown
Space Dyed Russet Brown
£9.00
Knitting Sizes
Knitting Sizes and Terminology PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 10
PoorBest 
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 01 November 2008 20:38

Yarn size

Category name Symbol Description Crochet gauge Hook size
Super fine sock, fingering, baby 21 - 32 sts 2.25mm - 3.5 mm
Fine sport, baby 16 - 20 sts 3.5mm - 4.5 mm
Light DK, light worsted 12 - 17 sts 4.5mm - 5.5 mm
Medium worsted, Afghan, Aran 11 - 14 sts 5.5mm - 6.5 mm
Bulky chunky, craft, rug 8 - 11 sts 6.5mm - 9 mm
Super Bulky bulky, roving 5 - 9 sts 9mm & larger

Terminology

Common terms used to describe knitting and crochet yarn properties.

Term Description
Absorbency The ability of a fiber to hold water, determines sweat absorption and suitability for warm weather wear.
Breathability How readily air passes through the fiber.
Dyeability How well the fiber accepts and holds color.
Hand/Handle Tactile description: softness, resiliency, etc.
Loft The amount of air between fibers.
Resiliency (elasticity) The tendency of a fiber to resume its original shape after stretching.
Thickness The diameter of the fiber in micrometres.
Last Updated on Sunday, 28 June 2009 12:59
 
paypal-secure-logo

Latest Products


Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/knitting/public_html/modules/mod_virtuemart_latestprod/mod_virtuemart_latestprod.php on line 42
Mille Colori 200g (109)
Mille Colori 200g (109)
£20.00



Mille Colori 200g (098)
Mille Colori 200g (098)
£20.00



Mille Colori 200g (088)
Mille Colori 200g (088)
£20.00



Mille Colori 200g (066)
Mille Colori 200g (066)
£20.00



Mille Colori 200g (065)
Mille Colori 200g (065)
£20.00



Mille Colori 200g (061)
Mille Colori 200g (061)
£20.00